Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
1,360,380 0.6 % (4) $56,130 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,630 $42,910 $53,400 $67,480 $83,160
  (4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,349,240 16.28 (4) $56,160
Employment Services 6,120 0.20 (8) (8)
Religious Organizations 1,960 1.06 (4) $44,250
Local Government (OES Designation) 510 0.01 (4) $54,290
Educational Support Services 500 0.34 (4) $45,660

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,349,240 16.28 (4) $56,160
Religious Organizations 1,960 1.06 (4) $44,250
Educational Support Services 500 0.34 (4) $45,660
Employment Services 6,120 0.20 (8) (8)
Other Schools and Instruction 440 0.13 (4) $48,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,349,240 16.28 (4) $56,160
Local Government (OES Designation) 510 0.01 (4) $54,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) (4) $53,070
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 300 0.01 (4) $51,230
Other Schools and Instruction 440 0.13 (4) $48,440


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 150,440 14.22 1.36 (4) $50,110
California 132,560 9.27 0.89 (4) $69,690
New York 82,580 9.67 0.93 (4) $71,270
Illinois 80,580 14.29 1.37 (4) $59,270
Florida 69,310 9.53 0.91 (4) $48,900




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 80,580 14.29 1.37 (4) $59,270
Texas 150,440 14.22 1.36 (4) $50,110
North Dakota 5,390 13.35 1.28 (4) $46,000
Utah 15,730 13.10 1.25 (4) $49,440
Mississippi 13,490 12.49 1.20 (4) $41,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 3,730 8.22 0.79 (4) $74,310
New York 82,580 9.67 0.93 (4) $71,270
California 132,560 9.27 0.89 (4) $69,690
Alaska 3,620 11.36 1.09 (4) $67,110
Connecticut 16,150 9.96 0.95 (4) $67,070





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 52,740 14.49 1.39 (4) $63,690
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 51,460 9.98 0.96 (4) $70,950
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 35,290 13.36 1.28 (4) $51,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 33,700 8.71 0.83 (4) $72,230
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 26,130 12.46 1.19 (4) $51,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 24,090 10.65 1.02 (4) $53,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 21,310 9.10 0.87 (4) $67,940
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 18,180 9.97 0.96 (4) $56,760
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 17,820 15.36 1.47 (4) $74,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 16,650 9.52 0.91 (4) $65,150